16 Oct '11, 2pm

Thai city offers bounty for fugitive crocodiles

Thai city offers bounty for fugitive crocodiles

BANGKOK : The ancient Thai city of Ayutthaya, which has seen its temple engulfed in the kingdom's flood crisis, has discovered a new menace lurking in the floodwaters -- crocodiles. Around 100 reptiles are thought to be on the loose after escaping from farms in the area and authorities have issued a 1,000 baht ($33) bounty for each crocodile caught alive, said Public Health Minister Vitthaya Buranasiri. "The crocodiles need to be captured to keep people safe," he told AFP. The creatures have been spotted in several areas of the former Thai capital, a World Heritage site and major tourist attraction. Thailand's worst floods in decades have inundated huge swathes of the kingdom, swallowing homes and businesses, shutting down industry, and forcing tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in shelters. About 300 people have died in the disaster, although there have been no kn...

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